Medicare still faces waste, fraud and abuse challenges

Thursday - 6/17/2010, 4:33pm EDT

Kathy King, director of health care issues, GAO

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Medicare has been on GAO's high-risk program list since 1990.

Part of the reason for this has to do with how large the program is, and its complexity makes it vulnerable to fraud, waste, and abuse.

GAO has looked at this issue before and made several recommendations in different reports about what can be done to turn things around.

Is any of it working, though?

Kathy King is director of health care issues at the congressional watchdog and fills us in on this latest report.